Domaine Talmard

Mâcon, Burgundy, France

This father and son estate produces one utterly perfect wine: a pure and refreshing Chardonnay, from the birthplace of the Chardonnay grape.

Founded in 1958 by two brothers, fruit was originally sold to the local co-op. In 1978 the brothers started to domain bottle and export. At the turn of the millenium, with children on each side of the family, the brothers divided the domaine. Today, Gerald Talmard runs the property, overseeing the 49 acres of vineyards that lie predominantly within the commune of Chardonnay – thought to be the geographical origin of the variety, and thus entitled to use the AOC “Mâcon-Chardonnay.”

Gerald has also built a new cellar next to the original one, modern and efficient, and dedicated to the production of a single wine. Grapes are picked fairly early to maintain good acidity, and the wine is fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel.

 

Wines

Mâcon-Chardonnay

This father and son estate produces one utterly perfect wine: a pure and refreshing Chardonnay, from the birthplace of the Chardonnay grape.